The Left: still quite unhinged about Dick Cheney.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney… You probably remember him. …anyway, Darth Cheney has a book out today (“In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir“): and the Left is acting – about as you’d expect, honestly (note that I’m including in that list a bunch of people who are still trying to pretend that they’re not on the Left, these days). The shrieking is highly | Read More »
:mi mi mi mi: Happy Birthday to you…
Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday, Darth Cheney: Happy birthday to you. And may you continue to infuriate the more unhinged members of the American Left for decades to come. Moe Lane
Rangel equates Obama with Cheney.
Guess he’s not counting on the President to campaign for him, then. Rep. Charles Rangel compared President Obama to former Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday for their shared commitment to the Iraq War, one the Harlem Democrat argues is based on the country’s hunger for oil. “I challenge anyone to tell me we aren’t there because of the oil,” said Rangel, who kicks off his | Read More »
Just to add to Kevin Jennings’ bad day.
I was emailed a link to this 2007 article by getting-to-be-beleaguered ‘safe schools czar’ Kevin Jennings: This isn’t a fight where neutrality is an option, Mary. As Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel has said, “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Whether you like it or not, politics does play a role here. So get with the program. | Read More »
So, the DNC declares that Cheney’s a proponent of torture.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) Explicitly, and as part of the pushback to the Cheney interview where the former Vice President weighed the current President in the balance, and found him wanting. Democrats hit back just minutes after Cheney’s interview aired. The Democratic National Committee fired off an e-mail to reporters disputing Cheney’s argument that the CIA records released last week showed the enhanced interrogation techniques | Read More »
Gay rights apologetics, versus reality.
Susan Estrich used six hundred and six words to convey the argument that gay rights activists really can still get meaningful action from this administration. I can rebut that argument in four: Proposition 8 exit poll. Moe Lane PS: No, not happy about it. I support same-sex marriage. You know, like Dick Cheney. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
President Obama finally has a chance to show his mettle.
Now that it’s come out that the President’s stance on Gitmo is deeply, deeply unpopular with the American people (via @BrianFaughnan): WASHINGTON — Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to closing the detention center for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay and moving some of the detainees to prisons on U.S. soil, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds. By more than 2-1, those surveyed say Guantanamo shouldn’t be closed. | Read More »
VP Cheney’s federalist approach to same-sex marriage.
It’s a crying shame that we have a President who isn’t as willing to be progressive on this issue as either Dick Cheney, or myself: Essentially, he favors it, but he wants to let the states decide how to best approach the marriage issue. This is a perfectly acceptable strategy to me, as you all know: I just wish that it was acceptable to the | Read More »
Liz Cheney: no middle ground.
Another good bit from Liz Cheney: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Allahpundit is a little surprised that Liz’s popularity with the base has risen so quickly; I’m not. For whatever reason, a full-throat defense of Bush’s decisions on how to fight the GWOT were few and far between during the Bush administration itself, and that grated with Republicans. | Read More »
I’m linking to this MoDo piece on a Cheney/Rumsfeld “conversation”…
…(care of the much more interesting Jen Rubin) for two reasons. One, people like Dowd really do think that we think and talk like this: “I hear Poppy Bush is furious at you,” he says. “He’s telling folks he put Junior in your care and you stole his presidency and destroyed the Bush name and derailed Jeb’s chances to ever be president, and P.S., you | Read More »
You can almost *smell* the relief coming from this Salon Prevarigate piece…
…because now they have an acceptable devil figure to blame it all on. Via @vermontaigne (and Protein Wisdom): Cheney’s torture trap for Democrats [Note: Salon defines 'waterboarding' as 'torture' throughout this article. Please calibrate your semantic filters accordingly. - ML] You might have thought getting torture back in the news would be a bad move for any Republican; after all, it was the Bush administration | Read More »